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I am living in a 1930's bungalow. The external walls are

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Hi I am living in a 1930's bungalow. The external walls are solid and made up of block and brick. The thickness of the wall without the internal and external render is 9 " or 230. I was thinking of using a 158 x 153 RSJ (UC) OR 2 (PFC) 150 x 75 which would give me extra strength in the middle to span an opening of 4 . 8 and RSJ length of 5.1 to pick up the roofing trusses 4" x 2" wall plate which is sitting on the existing external wall, what would you recommend the best way to go. The pitch of the roof is 35 at the top of the roof there is 2 ridge tiles which are covered in asbestos slates. Look forward to your response Cheers Paul.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
What will the beam support? Can you post a picture or sketch?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where are you based? I am contacting you from the uk?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I know you're based in the UK. I'm in the US, but that's not the reason the question isn't clear
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will the information you give me comply with uk building regulations??
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Any size I provide would be based on engineering principles that are consistent with all material design standards
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have sent you 2 photographs, please let me know that you have received them.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
The pictures have not come through yet
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I took photos on my phone and responded to your emails.
My wife is on skype can we talk and video through that??
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